WCU School of Music to present recital of cello, piano music Oct. 22

The Western Carolina University School of Music will host a recital of cello and piano music on Thursday, Oct. 22.

The 7:30 p.m. performance will be held in the recital hall of the Coulter Building on the WCU campus. It is free and open to the public.

Lynn Burkett

Lynn Burkett

J.W. Turner, cello, will join Lyn Ellen Burkett, piano, for a program that includes “Sonata for Piano and Cello in A major” by Hubert Parry, Beethoven’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in A major, op. 69, and “Nanomusic II” composed by Burkett’s husband, Bryan Burkett, with whom she has had an artistic collaboration since 1985.

Lyn Ellen Burkett is assistant professor of music at WCU. She previously taught at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, Sate University of New York-Potsdam and Indiana University, teaching courses for music majors and non-majors on topics including analysis of rock music, women and popular music, and rock criticism.

Turner joined the faculty of High Point University in 2010 and previously coordinated the music theory curriculum at Winston-Salem State University. He also serves as president of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the College Music Society. He has appeared most recently at the 12 Nights Festival in Miami and the New Horizons concert series in Virginia.

Bryan Burkett’s music has been performed across the country and abroad in Sweden, Germany and Australia. In 1996, his piece for bassoon and tympani, “Butterflies and Elephants,” was performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

For more information, call the WCU School of Music at 828-227-7242.